private road
A road or driveway on privately owned property, limited to the use of the owner or a group of owners who share the use and maintain the road without help from the town, city, county, or state. (See also: public easement)
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

private road
n.
   a road or driveway on privately owned property, limited to the use of the owner or a group of owners who share the use and maintain the road without help from a government agency. A private road has not been given to a government entity (like a county or city) and accepted by that entity for public use. Some private roads are used by the public, but should be closed off at least once a year to prove that an easement of use is not allowed and to prevent a prescriptive easement (taken by continued use) from arising.
   See also: prescriptive easement

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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